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Colleen Tierney Scarola

Estate planning Attorney at Castle Rock, CO

5.0   19 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 9 years
    Illinois - IL 17 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Colleen

Learn Colleen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    70%
    Estate planning services

  2. Business
    20%
    Including insurance coverage

  3. Probate
    10%

Colleen Scarola has over a decade of experience representing individuals and businesses.  She began her legal career in Chicago where she represented Fortune 100 companies and self-insured businesses throughout the United States in insurance defense, insurance coverage, premises liability, and products liability matters. 

After practicing law for seven years at midsize law firms in Chicago, Illinois, Colleen relocated to Colorado.  At Scarola Law, LLC Colleen focuses her practice on estate planning, business law, and insurance coverage matters.  She works closely with clients on their matters to build a personal lawyer-client relationship that lasts a lifetime.

 Colleen particularly enjoys working with families with young children. As a working parent herself, she understands the chaotic and demanding schedules parents face when raising children. She accommodates working family’s needs by offering appointments during non-traditional business hours.

Location

Scarola Law LLC
115 Wilcox
Suite 218
Castle Rock, CO, 80104

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Brandon | February 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
Colleen was awesome! She worked with us every step of the way helping us understand the family trust we wanted to setup. She explained everything along the way and patiently and passionately answered our many questions. She also had numerous lessons learned from past clients that we were able to take advantage of to avoid similar issues. This was a very positive experience and I only wish we had done it sooner!
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Posted by Marie | February 22, 2021
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Don't go anywhere else, GO TO COLLEEN!
I wish I could give her more then 5 stars! If I could , I would give millions. My husband and I were so overwhelmed with estate, will, and advanced directives. After 5 minutes of sitting with Colleen, we knew we were in good hands. Colleen made a very difficult task so easy. ADORE HER! and her intellect and talents.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Lawyer. Best I've found from Avvo and Google!
We recently used Colleen for our Wills,Trusts etc. I could not have been happier to have chosen her amongst the other three lawyers we consulted. She made sure we undertstand the process and helped us from start to finish. She is very understanding, empathetic, and patient as she walks us through the legal terms. I highly recommend her for all your estate planning needs. She is not just a knowledgable lawyer but a very warm and just a wonderful person as well. So thankful I found her. Me and my family will always be grateful. 101% Satisfied.
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Posted by Donna | February 23, 2020
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I would definately recommend Colleen
I was happy to have found Scarola Law (Colleen). She was so easy to work with and understood my needs with modifying my trust, will and all other documents. Everything was done in a timely manner. I will definitely use her services again if/when the need arises.
Posted by Erik | December 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
fantastic
Excellent.. my wife and I did our wills and a Trust and Colleen was exceptional. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jay | December 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and timely
Colleen worked with me to establish my will. She made the process as easy as possible and was very flexible with my schedule. The quality of the documents is superb, I would definitely work with her again!
Posted by Sam | July 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Will Updates
Colleen helped us update our wills from out of state. She was friendly, professional, and helped make the process as painless as possible. Thanks again!
Posted by Howard Hamilton | March 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Colleen!
I highly recommend Colleen for your estate planning, wills, power of attorneys, and other documents. She is very kind, clearly knows what she is doing, well experienced and very easy to work with. My wife and I are thankful for her prompt responses and helpful attitude to get our plans in order. Thank you Colleen!
Posted by Ali | March 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, Educational, and Professional
We enjoyed working with Colleen to create our trust. She was very fast and efficient in her communication with us. We are also pleased with the final product.
Posted by Amy | January 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Ms
Colleen was great. We contacted her to discuss updating our wills and whether we should create a Trust. She was very thorough in answering our questions and patient with us as we worked through some of the decisions we needed to make to complete all of the documents. She is very organized and very knowledgeable in estate planning. Colleen took what was expected to be a tedious process and made it simple for us to navigate and complete.
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Posted by Sarah | December 31, 2018
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Highly Recommend!
We really enjoyed working with Colleen when putting together our estate documents. She as a great resource, answered all of our questions, and is easy to reach when we have further questions or want to make any changes.
Posted by Britany | August 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Colleen was a fantastic advocate for us while preparing our will and durable power of attorney! She was very knowledgeable, attentive and thorough! She had everything completed in a very timely manner and was so kind and professional! She was sympathetic to the fact it is difficult to think of the need for a will when we have such little babies, and she was wonderful! Highly, highly recommend her!
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Posted by Ken | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wills, Directives, etc
Colleen was recommended through the Hyatt Legal Plans and we were on a tight timeline to update wills, powers of attorney, directives. Colleen had a plan put together in plenty of time to meet deadlines and made recommendations that we had not considered. We never felt rushed and completed the tasks well within our timeline requirements. I would not hesitate to recommend Colleen or return to her for additional legal services.
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Posted by Brian | February 1, 2018
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Glad that i had Coleen to take care of my needs
I had put off doing the uncomfortable task of creating my will and directives, it is great to have confidence that every thing has been done properly. She is very thorough and took the time to explain everything completely. I would highly recommend Colleen with confidence.
Posted by Nate | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will, Trust, Medical Directives
Colleen did a great job creating wills, a trust, and medical directives for myself, my wife, and our kids. She really took the time to get to know what we wanted and what our wishes are. This was so important to us because she created a trust and wills for us that will protect our children in case of a tragedy. She was very quick to meet with us and to create the actual documents for us. I am also a lawyer (not in this field) and was very impressed by Colleen.
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Posted by Chad | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Wills, trusts and power of attorney
Colleen was a please to work with. I can't thank her enough for helping us set up our wills and trust to protect our family. She guided us through every step of the way.
Posted by Rhonda Richter | November 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Counselor!
Colleen was a huge help! She thought of things we hadn’t even considered and took her time to answer all of our questions! I highly recommend her!
Posted by George | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Clear communicator; Superb advice.
Colleen helped us create wills, a trust, healthcare directives and more. She is professional and answers questions thoroughly. She is patient when you ask her to re-review something and does so gladly. She made us feel confident our arrangements will be executed in the way we want them to be. She is so good, the friends we had witness the signing of our documents have contacted her to help them with their estate planning, wills, etc.
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Posted by Pete | November 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Creation of Wills
Colleen Tierney Scarola did a thorough job with my will as well as my wife's. She answered all of our questions and walked us through the process. I'd recommend her to anyone moving forward in will creation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • McVey & Parsky, LLC
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Litigation Associate
  • Cremer Spina
  • 2007 - 2008

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006

Associations

  • Colorado Women Owned Law Firms
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Denver MAMA
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Rising Stars
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Rising Stars
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Rising Stars
  • 2011

Publications

  • Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly First Quarter
  • Accommodating the Accommodated?: Not-For-Profits' Challenges to the Contraception Mandate Exemptions
  • 2015
  • Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly Second Quarter
  • Secular, For-Profit Corporations’ Ability to Challenge the Constitutionality of the Contraception Mandate
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Externship Supervisor CLE Training
  • Externship Supervisor CLE Training
  • 2019
  • Southern Clinical Conference and Bellows Scholars Workshop
  • What Happens on Social Media … Could Derail Your Legal Career: Incorporating Professional Social Media Use Into Experiential Learning
  • 2018
  • Southern Clinical Conference and Bellows Scholars Workshop
  • Administering Implicit Bias in the Clinical and Externships Setting-Am I the problem?
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Colleen
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Colleen and I have actively discussed Colorado and Florida law. With more than a decade of experience, she is both personable and professional. And I even know her family! She is an excellent choice to help clients' families!"
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colleen is a tremendous attorney who is very diligent and attentive to clients. I endorse this attorney."
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Castle Rock Estate planning Lawyer Colleen Tierney Scarola
Colleen Tierney Scarola
Estate planning Attorney
Castle Rock, CO
Licensed for 17 years
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